JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES

C. D. MEREDITH, postmaster at Opdyke, died at his home in that village at 
3 o'clock this morning, of consumption, after a long illness. Mr. Meredith has 
not been able to speak above a whisper since his appointment as postmaster. 
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Norval Meredith, and was thirty-four years of age. 
The funeral and interment will be at Salem, three miles west of this city, about 1 o'clock 
tomorrow. The funeral party will leave Opdyke at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning and will 
reach here about noon. Deceased was unmarried. 

April 28, 1899 Mt. Vernon Register News 
submitted by Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera 
Dec 18, 1997 
 
 
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